I cannot emphasize this enough- but the amount of damage sunrays can potentially cause is enormous. Choosing the right sunscreen not only shields us from harmful UV rays, it also prevents premature aging such as wrinkles and fine lines, and lowers the risk of skin cancer. The problem with most sunscreens though, is how it usually creates a heavy and sticky feeling due to the SPF factor or waterproof properties- which is why I was pleasantly surprised and absolutely astonished when I came across the Biore UV Sunscreen SPF50 PA++++.
I wouldn’t go into the details of how to choose the best sunscreen here, but ultimately you would want a sunscreen that at least have an SPF of 30 to give a minimum of 10 hours of sun protection against UVB rays, and at least PA+++ to guard against UVA rays especially if you are predisposed against getting tanned!
The Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is waterproof, sweatproof and contains Hyaluronic Acid, Royal Jelly Extract & Citrus extract to keep skin hydrated while providing long lasting UV protection and can be used as a makeup base. Surprisingly, it does not contain any Titanium dioxide or Zinc Oxide, which usually are the main ingredients to provide broad spectrum sunscreen. Instead, it depends on Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate and Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoateto, both of which are organic compounds to provide protection.
Unlike the usual sunscreens, the texture is very watery and lightweight, much more like a serum, and spreading it across was super easy. Make sure to apply a coin size amount of sunscreen and cover all surfaces of the face evenly. The slightly yellow tinge disappears upon application to the skin, and feels almost non-existent, without any signs of shine, white cast or stickiness.
All in all, I would say the sunscreen should be a must-try for everyone, and brings the definition of what a sunscreen should be to a whole new level. My only fib would be the high alcohol content that is usually associated with Japanese products, so it might not be suitable for those with extremely sensitive or dry skin. Try it out here!